There are three ways to enforce the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law, the Law that allows Maryland employees to recover earned but unpaid wages. The three ways are:
- By filing a civil lawsuit;
- By filing a criminal complaint for a willful violation (I have never seen this done successfully); and
- By filing a claim with the Maryland Department of Labor (the "DLLR"). The DLLR may assign an investigator to investigate your claim. As mentioned, the DLLR currently is hiring an investigator and is offering a salary of $28,434 to $44,520.